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Obama Implodes ....... (SarahCuda has electrified most of the electorate)
Human Events ^ | 09/12/2008 | Michael Reagan

Posted on 09/12/2008 10:00:09 AM PDT by IrishMike

Once upon a time it was inevitable that Hillary Clinton would be the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee. It didn’t work out that way.

A few weeks ago, it seemed inevitable that Barack Obama would win the presidency handily. It isn’t working out that way.

A few weeks ago, it seemed inevitable that John McCain was in for a drubbing. It hasn’t worked out that way.

In political campaigns things can always change, of course, but as of now it appears that John McCain is headed for the White House. That’s not inevitable, but at the moment it looks as if he’s headed for the winner’s circle, thanks largely to his choice of a running mate who has electrified most of the electorate.

The Obama campaign’s stunned reaction to this totally unexpected development has been at first to ridicule McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin, then to underestimate the effect she was having on the McCain campaign, and now to go all-out in attacking her.

Obama’s reaction to this sudden turn in his fortunes has been nothing less that sheer and visible disorientation. It’s obvious that he simply doesn’t know which way to turn, and his confusion has led him to launch a sleazy campaign to destroy Gov. Palin’s reputation -- no matter what it takes -- before she destroys his presidential hopes.

A prime symptom of his disorientation was the ill-advised comment about putting lipstick on a pig. The old self-confident, sure-footed Barack Obama, safe in the cocoon woven about him by a worshipful media, would have understood the consequences of making such a remark and the almost certain probability that it would be a boomerang that would smite him on its return trip, and would have thus avoided it.

This disaster, however, is nothing compared to the catastrophe that is waiting in the wings as a result of his scorched-earth attack on Sarah Palin. Unable to grasp the obvious fact that the media’s ongoing effort to slander Palin is backfiring, he has allowed his campaign to dispatch an army of lawyers and private investigators to Alaska to dig for dirt in Palin’s backyard.

Obama must understand that Gov. Palin, with a favorability rating in excess of 80 percent, is unpopular among the old-boy’s network she has uprooted, and has easily fended off their attempts to damage her reputation.

Turning to these malcontents for ammunition, when their arsenal of anti-Palin weapons has proved worthless, is a massive waste of effort that is certain to backfire again. They haven’t made a dent in her popularity.

Nor will Obama’s scandal mongers. Try as they may to make a mountain over the so-called “troopergate” molehill, for example, they will have a hard time explaining why it would be wrong to want to see a four-times married and divorced law enforcement officer kept on the job when he had tasered his 11-year-old stepson, illegally shot a moose, drank beer in his patrol car on one occasion, and told others his father-in-law would "eat a f'ing lead bullet" if he helped his daughter get an attorney for the divorce.

According to the Anchorage Daily News: "Col. Julia Grimes, then head of Alaska State Troopers, wrote in March 1, 2006, ‘The record clearly indicates a serious and concentrated pattern of unacceptable and at times, illegal activity occurring over a lengthy period, which establishes a course of conduct totally at odds with the ethics of our profession.’"

She warned that if he messed up again, he'd be fired.

"This discipline is meant to be a last chance to take corrective action," Grimes wrote. "You are hereby given notice that any further occurrences of these types of behaviors or incidents will not be tolerated and will result in your termination."

This is the man the media and the Obama gumshoes want to pillory Sarah Palin for wanting to have stripped of his badge and gun, and portray him as a victim of heartless Sarah.

Talk about panic.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackobama; democrats; election; electionpresident; elections; lipstick; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 09/12/2008 10:00:22 AM PDT by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

bookmark


2 posted on 09/12/2008 10:03:44 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (Community Organizers for McCain-Palin now at http://www.cafepress.com/writeside)
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To: IrishMike

Never play poker or shoot dice with someone named ‘Barracuda’ or with someone who was a combat fighter pilot. You will lose.


3 posted on 09/12/2008 10:05:24 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("Every dog, we are told, has his day, unless there are more dogs than days." Bat Masterson)
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To: IrishMike

The trends in the polls and the obvious disarray in the dimrat party are certainly cause for optimism. But it ain’t over yet. We must stay focused. Send $ to the GOP. Volunteer your time if you don’t have the money. Or do both if you can.


4 posted on 09/12/2008 10:06:32 AM PDT by scory
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To: IrishMike

5 posted on 09/12/2008 10:08:14 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: IrishMike

Obama does seem to be acting like a radio controlled toy where the handset off stage is malfunctioning. I love the fact that he is getting a taste of what it’s like to have to fight every day for even a sound bite. Here we are at the middle of September and it’s still all Sarah Palin 24/7...and Charlie has two more segments left to air.

By the way, did anyone hear the National Service discussions last night? I don’t know if it’s just me but I am at the point where I cannot stand hearing Obama’s drone over and over again. It comes across as nothingness, like the Orwellian figure in the original Apple 1984 ad. It’s funny, Obama began the campaign with a spoof on Hillary using that retooled ad, and now he sounds closer to the talking head in it than Hillary ever did.


6 posted on 09/12/2008 10:08:44 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: johnnycap

As a matter of fact, if any of McCain’s folks are out there, why not retool that same ad? Start off with Hillary talking on the screen...then morph it into Obama droning away. Then have Sarah Palin come down the aisle with the hammer and throw it through the screen.

Fade to: McCain Palin...Real Change...Right Now.


7 posted on 09/12/2008 10:10:16 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: johnnycap

As a matter of fact, if any of McCain’s folks are out there, why not retool that same ad? Start off with Hillary talking on the screen...then morph it into Obama droning away. Then have Sarah Palin come down the aisle with the hammer and throw it through the screen.

Fade to: McCain Palin...Real Change...Right Now.


8 posted on 09/12/2008 10:10:25 AM PDT by johnnycap
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please next time the DNC sends a letter for donations
stuff the dnc paid envelope with other papers & mail it back w/ priority mail written on it


9 posted on 09/12/2008 10:12:04 AM PDT by She hits a grand slam tonight
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To: IrishMike

In the words of Dennis Miller, “Sarah Palin is so far into BO’s head, he doesn’t know wether to defecate or wind his watch.”


10 posted on 09/12/2008 10:12:32 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: IrishMike
It evident to the Democrats, the MSM and the American people the Sarah Surge is anything but a bounce.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

11 posted on 09/12/2008 10:12:49 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: IrishMike

bttt


12 posted on 09/12/2008 10:12:56 AM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: IrishMike

mark


13 posted on 09/12/2008 10:18:29 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (No way, No how, NObama! *************McCain/Palin 08************)
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To: scory
Send $ to the GOP

Rush said that the other day too. I would suggest rather to send $ to specific candidates so the GOP can't use your $ to fund RINOs.

14 posted on 09/12/2008 10:19:31 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: johnnycap
I don’t know if it’s just me but I am at the point where I cannot stand hearing Obama’s drone over and over again.

I've always thought he sounded like he was doing a bad John Kerry impersonation.

15 posted on 09/12/2008 10:25:10 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: IrishMike

Sara Palin is someone we love to love.

She does NOT owe her success to anyone and did not gain standing or recognition in politics and American public life because she was hanging on to anyone’s coat tails... (got that, Evita?)

She is a person every single honorable American can respect because Sara Palin IS the epitome of the American dream....Gov. Palin is walking, talking and living proof that anyone in this country can reach the WH.

Unlike Obama… Gov. Palin did not gain success, status and genuine popularity with Americans because she excels at trash talking the establishment or for apologizing to Europeans and others for our success and strength. Instead, she expresses heartfelt respect for working Americans, the Military, our commonly held traditions and an unalloyed pride in BEING American … which Obama (if he mentions at all) cannot match.


16 posted on 09/12/2008 10:34:59 AM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: IrishMike
- A military man who knows how to sit back and wait until the appropriate time to climb into the plane and then go bomb the hell out of the target and then return to the ship and wait for the next appropriate moment to bomb the hell out of the target...

vs.

- A metrosexual “community organizer” who screams in shrill tones every time someone spills toe nail polish on his dress.

17 posted on 09/12/2008 10:42:50 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Lee Heggy123
Never play poker or shoot dice with someone named ‘Barracuda’ or with someone who was a combat fighter pilot. You will lose.

Well said words of wisdom.

18 posted on 09/12/2008 10:45:24 AM PDT by RJL
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To: SMARTY

Your post lays out the very reasons the left is in a panic. The Republican ideology of individual hard work can turn anyone, from any back ground, into an American success. Palin is living proof that the American dream is alive and well and is obtained from hard work and a positive attitude.


19 posted on 09/12/2008 10:46:01 AM PDT by avacado
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To: IrishMike
The Obama campaign’s stunned reaction to this totally unexpected development...

Unexpected by who?

Obama's team already had their attack plan in place when she was announced.

20 posted on 09/12/2008 10:46:30 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: IrishMike

Pssst... Obama... Over here. Listen... Hitch your wagon to “Troopergate.” That’ll work. You can trust me, I’m not like your other stupid advisers.


21 posted on 09/12/2008 10:47:50 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: SMARTY
Sara Palin IS the epitome of the American dream....


22 posted on 09/12/2008 10:54:51 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: avacado

Exactly. Hard work and a positive attitude.

Obama is totally negative about this country but at the same time is only where and who he is because of the limitless opportunities open to ALL Americans.

He NEVER is positive about the greatness, abundance and strength of America or the unconditional, open-handed generosity of Americans. Every single day, thousands of foreigners risk their very lives to reach this country (legally or not)!!!!

If this country is the rotting, dysfunctional, oppressive, racist, ‘broken’, black-hole of iniquity Obama, his wife and their ‘Reverend’ so repeatedly claim it is…. ask Obama why so many different people struggle with such unbelievable desperation to come here.


23 posted on 09/12/2008 11:01:17 AM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: MileHi

I am actually sending $25 to McCain/Palin today. I figure a $25 investment in MCCain will save me thousands in taxes if Obama gets in power!


24 posted on 09/12/2008 11:01:29 AM PDT by Holicheese (The sound you hear is another nail in the Yankees coffin!)
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To: Lee Heggy123
"Never play poker or shoot dice with someone named ‘Barracuda’ or with someone who was a combat fighter pilot. You will lose."


25 posted on 09/12/2008 11:01:34 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: SMARTY
Once again you bring up some good points. Can you imagine the next four years of having our president apologizing for the USA to every leader who will even listen to him? For the next four years Obama would just shame us non-stop.

Unbearable to think about.

26 posted on 09/12/2008 11:13:38 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

For some reason the DNC thinks that Obama can win with the same rhetoric and posture that scuttled the Kerry campaign. Go figure.

Believe me, Kerry sealed his own doom with his insistence on that BS ‘global test’ for US foreign policy and also, with his perpetual assertion of guilt over American preeminence in the world…the VERY preeminence which remains the definitive court of appeal and virtual safety net for so much of humanity everywhere.


27 posted on 09/12/2008 11:28:06 AM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: IrishMike


Penetrating Insights into the Obvious
28 posted on 09/12/2008 11:29:41 AM PDT by MichaelAsher54
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To: She hits a grand slam tonight

a bunch of pro 2A patriots already did this to the VPC


29 posted on 09/12/2008 11:38:00 AM PDT by henry_reardon
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To: johnnycap

His national service idea boils down to a mandatory draft of college students to tell us all to watch our weight, eat more arugula, vote for progressive candidates, abort “defective” babies, and of course worship at the Temple of Obama every Tuesday (that day’s not taken by any other religion, right?). In a nutshell: Obama Youth.


30 posted on 09/12/2008 8:52:37 PM PDT by maro (Repeal the 8th Amendment)
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